Blue Rock Industrial

Industrial

FCE served as the civil engineer for a 57.6-acre, 708,000 sq. ft. warehouse project located at 20 Leo Lane in Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania.

A natural spring, wetlands, and streams are located on the site, which are part of unnamed tributaries to the Little Conewago Creek. Upon review of the permitting application by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (Baltimore District- Carlisle Field Office) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, it was determined to be one of the largest mitigated wetlands on record in South Central Pennsylvania. By the numbers, the application included evaluation of the following:

  • 2.1 acres of perennial emergent wetlands
  • 900 linear feet of a perennial stream channels
  • 2.6 acres of mitigated wetlands
  • 1,800 feet of a wooded stream corridor are off site and in the same watershed

Despite the lengthy process, FCE was successful in obtaining the necessary approvals to move forward with the project. In addition to our land surveying and civil engineering services, FCE reviewed the project submittals, interfaced with regulatory officials and assisted with site construction activities. Unique site issues included resolving Erosion and Sedimentation compliance issues, re-excavating a retaining wall that was not functioning properly and battling high water table problems throughout much of the early earthwork. In addition, the high groundwater table necessitated the design of a one-of-a-kind sub-surface groundwater infiltration system.

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